Childsmile manual - purpose and use

The Childsmile Programme has developed significantly from its inception and as we are now rolling out an integrated programme, there is a need for a single Programme Manual to reflect this.

The main purpose of this manual is to provide information to support frontline staff in implementation and delivery of the Childsmile Programme.

It provides clinical information to augment what is provided through the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Childsmile training.

It is a tool which complements application of local policies with which staff should be familiar e.g. data protection, confidentiality.

Emails will be sent to Coordinators informing them of any amendments to the manual when they are uploaded onto the website. Coordinators are expected to disseminate this information in their area.